Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Thistles and Spikes..."

This bit of a botanical illo began
in the upper left quadrant of my moleskine page
as a migraine doodle
fraught with pain
and...in time...
bloomed into something quite soothingly
unexpected.
Happy Blooming Tuesday...:)

“All my life
I have tried to pluck a thistle
and plant a flower
wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.”
~Abraham Lincoln

10 comments:

Caatje said...

Just beautiful.

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

Beautiful!

Beach Cat ! said...

My goodness, My migraines send me to bed! You have made very productive use of your pain!

Alex said...

Love the style, beautiful colors!

Cathy Holtom said...

This is lovely!

PAK ART said...

We just keep pushing through those migraines, eh? I hate that they try to take my time from me so I usually refuse also, even though it's painful. Great art even though in pain!

Sandra said...

Sorry about the migraine, but thank you for the drawing.

Anonymous said...

Wish my migraines evolved into something that beautiful! It's just beautiful when the pain stops!;) hoep you're feeling better! jgl:)

nanke's stuff said...

It's very lovely, and I find your initial lines very expressive of a migraine headache. Hope it's all gone now! nancy

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I have never thought of a migrane as beautiful but you make it look so. I hope you are feeling better now. No more thistles in your head.